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Corn Dodgers

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 223


  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 + tbsp vegetable oil


  • All ingredients ready? Let's begin!
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, paprika, and pepper. Whisk together to combine.
  • Peel and finely dice the ½ of a red onion and add the pieces to the bowl.
  • Peel and finely chop or press the garlic. Add to the bowl. Mix again to combine.
  • In a different bowl, add the buttermilk and the egg. Whisk to combine.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk-egg mixture. Whisk again to combine.
  • Use a knife to cut the cold butter into cubes then add to the bowl. Stir again to combine.
  • In a large cast iron skillet or other similar pot, heat about 2 inches of the oil over medium-high heat. To check if the oil is hot enough to cook, flick a drop of water or a drop of the batter into the oil. If it sizzles, it should be ready. If not, keep heating it.
  • Once the oil is hot, use a large tablespoon or small muffin scoop to spoon the batter and then plop it into the hot oil. Make sure to leave enough space between each scoop.
  • Allow each hush puppy to cook for about 3 minutes, making sure that all sides get cooked. When finished, they should be a lovely dark golden brown.
  • Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the hush puppies and transfer them to a wire cooling rack placed above paper towels to catch the dripping oil.
  • Repeat until all the dough is gone.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes so the oil doesn't burn.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg